I’ve been finding more cute things for Crosby lately than myself… I guess that’s how motherhood goes! Between swimsuits and sundresses she’s pretty set for summer. Although the way she changes clothes (multiple outfits a day) who knows how long she’s really set for. I wanted to share some of the cute things I’ve found for her lately.
I’m especially excited for Easter this year and it’s hard to believe it’s just a few weeks away! Last year we were only a few weeks into the lockdown and spent a gloomy and cold Easter at home. This year we already have a few egg hunts on the calendar and some other fun Easter activities to look forward to. I’ve been thinking about what we’ll wear and put together a rundown of dresses I’m loving for me, for Crosby and shirts for Wilder too.
Hello 2021! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season despite how different things may have been. I did not set out to take a 2+ week break from blogging, it just kind of happened that way. Now that we’re in the new year I’m planning on getting back to a regular schedule here. I’ve been blogging for almost 9 years now and want to bring back a lot of focus here in the new year.
2020 was kind of a weird year for fashion, but if the last year taught me anything style-wise it’s that a curated wardrobe of basics that I can mix and match is all I want right now. I found some of my absolute favorite basic pieces last year and have built more of a capsule wardrobe around them. This year I will be choosing a few staples each month and sharing multiple ways to style them.
As happy as I am to turn the page and leave 2020 behind, I know nothing is going to change overnight. On New Years Day we woke up to a new year but the same world we’ve been living in the past 10 months. Things will probably get worse before they eventually get better. But one day we will turn the page to a brand new chapter and we’ll appreciate it more because of all of this. Thank you for following me and for all the support. Cheers to 2021!
Calendar wise the end of August is typically the end of summer, but in southern California (and several other places), summer is just heating up. We will have really hot days until at least Halloween and this year I really want to soak them up at the beach as much as possible. Usually by September the crowds are a lot smaller and the beach is easier to do. Fingers crossed that’s still true for this wacky year.
We headed down the peninsula to the bay side the other day after naps for some late afternoon/early evening fun. It’s been really hot and humid and it was still 85 degrees when we left at 6:30, but we had fun playing in the sand and splashing in the water.
I ordered this swimsuit for myself a few weeks ago on major sale. When it arrived I realized how similar it was to one of Crosby’s so we had to wear them together. Both of our suits are sadly sold out, but this time of year is always a good time to take advantage of the end of season sales and shop for swimwear at a big discount. I’m rounding up some favorites below.
J. Crew is one of my favorites for one piece swimsuits for myself, they have a pretty good selection on sale right now. I’m loving this black and white gingham print, this orange and pink and this pink one-shoulder suit. These seersucker one shoulder suits would be really cute to hold on to until next 4th of July, they’re currently and extra 60% off.
I always love getting Crosby’s swimsuits at Old Navy, the one she’s wearing is sold out but it’s available in a turquoise polka dot print.
I also love this tropical print with the dainty ruffles, navy blue palm tree print, black and white polka dot, and this navy and white star ruffle suit (would be another cute one to hold onto until next summer). She also has this leopard print suit and loves it.
Hope you had a great weekend – thank you for reading and following!
This time of year I really start to crave spring and warmer weather. I absolutely love when stores start bringing out their spring merchandise and always feel like that means it’s just around the corner. I’ve been doing a lot of browsing lately and want to share what’s on my radar.
I first spotted these white toddler sneakers and loved the rainbow detailing/laces. Then I saw this pair for women too. They’re a major splurge but I found a way to sort of hack them and get the look for less. This pair of sneakers and these laces. Very close and under $100.
I’ve been going through Crosby’s closet lately and pulling out what doesn’t fit and decided to get her some new dresses for spring.
I’m loving all things tie dye right now. I found a few sweaters/pullovers that are super cute and all under $50.
I spotted (literally) these swimsuits for me and Crosby and had to get them. They’re actually from two different stores but the leopard prints are pretty similar. We were really lucky with warm weather last weekend and even got to wear them.
Hope your weekend was as relaxing and overindulgent as mine. Yesterday Jeff made me and Crosby Belgian waffles with coconuts and chocolate chips and a banana syrup, if that tells you anything. It’s honestly a miracle my pants will button. For Cyber Monday I want to share deals on some of my favorite items, hint my Uppababy stroller is on sale!
Did that get your attention? You can get $100 in rewards when you buy this stroller, or anything $300 or over on right now at Buy Buy Baby. These strollers almost never go on sale so it’s a great time to buy one… or another big ticket baby item on your list.
Other amazing sales & deals
GAP is also 50% off everything. Another one of my go-to’s for the kids.
Freshly Picked is still 30% off everything and 50% off if you sign up for their membership program (first month is free and you can cancel at any time) with code FPxAshnfashn
Minted has a great sale going on right now. I’ll definitely be taking advantage of it today and ordering our holiday cards.
I'm Ashley, a professional stylist, wife, and new mom, sharing my love of fashion, beauty, home decor, travel, and life in sunny Southern California!